Video of Green Day Busking in 1990

If you have walked past this band playing a high school gig on May 10 in 1990–twenty-five years ago!–would you have suspected that they’d become one of the biggest groups in the world one day?

Here’s the set list from the video, which is mostly comprised of material from 39/Smooth. Note the Ozzy Osbourne cover.

00:00 Going To Pasalacqua
03:31 At The Library
06:33 409 In Your Coffee Maker
14:29 The Judge’s Daughter
17:30 Road To Acceptance
21:28 Knowledge [Operation Ivy]
24:22 Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
27:37 1000 Hours
30:36 Don’t Leave Me [Incomplete] – In between the point of the broken bass pedal [31:46] Billie Joe plays a few solo songs. None complete though. They include a very short version of the intro to World Vs. World [Unreleased Song] and again a very short version of The Judge’s Daughter.
34:25 Rest
35:31 Paper Lanterns
38:52 Disappearing Boy
40:42 I Don’t Know [Ozzy, within Disappearing Boy]
41:07 Disappearing Boy [Back into it, from I Don’t Know]
42:19 At The Library [Again]
45:06 I Was There
48:48 Dry Ice

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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